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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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How long does a fever last with strep throat.?

How long does a fever  last with strep throat.?

Response within 48H: I usually see the fever begin to drop within 36-48 hrs depending on the type of abx i use(based on allergy profile). Persistence of fever generally means there is a co-existing viral process or something like mononucleosis that can occur together. ...Read more

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How long does fever last with strep throat?

How long does fever last with strep throat?

1-3 days after: After you start appropriate treatment for appropriately diagnosed strep throat, the fever usually resolves within a couple of days. If it lasts longer than 3 days after taking medicine as prescribed, you should contact the doctor as you may have developed an abcess that needs draining or other complication. It would also be possible the wrong diagnosis was made, and need to make sure on right meds. ...Read more

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How long does a fever last with strep throat?

How long does a fever last with strep throat?

Fever and strep: Hello, it depends on the infection, the intensity or degree of inoculation, your immune status and overall state of health. Typically, the infection and fever will be treated with medicine to reduce the fever like Acetaminophen or an antibiotic. You should see the fever resolve with a few days. If it persists, see your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more

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How long should a fever with strep throat last?

How long should a fever with strep throat last?

Once antibiotics are: Started, most people have significant improvmement 24 to 48 hours out. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon  how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can you leave strep throat untreated before its could turn serious. I've had white spots in throat for four days now. No fever no pain?

How long can you leave strep throat untreated before its could turn serious. I've had white spots in throat for four days now. No fever no pain?

1 week: I think that the general consensus is that you have a week to treat in order to prevent serious complications such as rheumatic fever, heart disease, kidney disease, etc. ...Read more

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My son has been on antibiotics for the last 2 days for strep throat, he is still running a fever and is showing symptoms of a cold, is this normal?

Yes: Was the strep throat confirmed with a test? It is possible that it is just that a cold. However, if it is strep, the recommended course is Ten days, so as long as he is not worsening I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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I am a cosmetology master instructor, I have a student w strep throat 31 yrs old her 3rd time with strep throat, fever. How long is she contageous?

I am a cosmetology master instructor,  I have a student w strep throat  31 yrs old her 3rd time with strep throat, fever.  How long is she contageous?

She may not be.: Recurrent strep infections can mean the patient is colonized with the bacteria in her throat. You may not be at risk...But good hand washing and wearing gloves can be helpful to avoid infection yourself. If you smoke, stop and she could cover her face with a mask while working. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long is it ok to run a fever I have strep throat and have ran a fever for 4 days ranging from 99-103 I am on clindamycin 300 mg 3 times daily (21)?

How long is it ok to run a fever I have strep throat and have ran a fever for 4 days ranging from 99-103 I am on clindamycin 300 mg 3 times daily (21)?

Strep or not: Were you cultured for a strep throat? If not you may have a virus and therfore, not responding to the antibiotic. If you have had a positive culture consider the possibility of mono. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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